The Diamondbacks jumped out in front on David Peralta’s 29th home-run of the season, a towering two-run shot to right. However, as we’ve seen so often before, the team’s early success deserted them the rest of the way. Zack Greinke was excellent early on, not allowing a base-runner until the fifth inning, but the Rockies got on the board there, when a walk came around to score, and then tied things up in the sixth. Greinke was economical, working into the eighth inning. He was eventually charged with three runs and two walks with six strikeouts.
Unfortunately, the bullpen sucked thereafter. Jake Diekman threw one pitch, hitting the batter he faced, and after not quite getting a double-play (above), Brad Ziegler allowed both inherited runners to score, plus some of his own. The Rockies had themselves a four-run eighth, and kept their hopes in the National League West alive. Jon Jay and David Peralta each had two of the Diamondbacks’ eight hits.